Tomer Hemed‘s early second half goal helped Brighton and Hove Albion end Newcastle United’s three-match win streak in a 1-0 match at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. Newcastle faces Liverpool on Oct. 1 ahead of the international break, while Brighton is off to Arsenal. A first-minute foul on Joselu cued Matt Ritchie up for a free kick which led to a Newcastle corner kick.
Fabian Delph is willing to play at left-back to ease Manchester City's selection woes following Benjamin Mendy's injury. France international Mendy hobbled out of Saturday's 5-0 win at home to Crystal Palace ahead of a key week in which City face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and Premier League champions Chelsea.
Rafa Benitez has confirmed that French defender Florian Lejeune, signed from SD Eibar in a €10m deal over the summer, will miss Newcastle's trip to Brighton on Sunday. The defender has completed just 34 minutes of football this season for the Magpies, suffering an opening day injury against Tottenham that has kept him out of action since. Having won their last three Premier League matches, Benitez is confident that his injury-free defenders can continue their good form, according to the Shields Gazette. "More or less the same situation, everybody's fine," Benitez said. "Lejeune's having treatment. "We're really pleased signing him," he added. "He was unlucky with the injury, but (Ciaran) Clark